A split system air conditioning installation can be a real lifesaver to cope with the summer heat. Unfortunately, this can also cause a bump in your energy bills. So here we’ll explore some ways to keep feeling cool without needing to overuse your new split system air conditioning.
Think About Your Body
If you’re working hard outdoors in the hottest part of the day, you’re bound to feel overheated when you come inside and need to crank up your split system air conditioning
. If possible avoid strenuous work outdoors and if this is not possible, take plenty of breaks and drink plenty of water. You should try to avoid caffeine and alcohol as it can fail to properly hydrate you. Proper hydration will help you to regulate your body temperature and help to keep you feeling cooler.
Close Your Shades
During the day, minimise the ambient temperature inside your rooms by using your shades and curtains effectively. Draw the shades or blinds when the sun is hitting the windows and heating up the room. You can then open them up again to let in more light after the harsh sun has moved.
Think About Appliance Use
Appliances tend to generate heat, so it is a good idea to try to minimise appliance use in the hotter parts of the day. If possible avoid using your oven during the day and save washing or drying until the evening. This will minimise any heat generated and keep your home a little cooler.
Turn Up the Temp
There is a temptation to crank the thermostat as low as possible when you want to get cool quickly, but this is a costly mistake. Contrary to popular belief, this won’t actually get your home cooler faster; it just wastes energy. In fact, if you crank the thermostat, you’re likely to end up cooling your home more than comfortable, and you’ll need to warm up. Instead, pick a comfortable temperature and turn up your thermostat by a degree or two. You’re unlikely to notice the temperature difference, but you can save a great deal of energy.
Invest in a Split System Air Conditioning Service
While it may seem counterproductive to spend money when you’re trying to save money, in the case of servicing, it is worth every cent. A professional service will ensure that your system is operating as efficiently as possible, so you can keep cool without wasting energy. Additionally, the technician will check for any worn components or minor repair issues that will develop into breakdown problems if left unchecked. This form of preventative maintenance will ensure that your AC keeps running and is ready to tackle the gruelling demands of an Australian summer.
If you would like to know more about improving the efficiency of your split system air conditioning, you should speak to us. We specialise in split system air conditioning installation, repair, and servicing.
The IBreeze team is here and ready to answer any queries or questions you may have.